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Hi from Bad Nauheim/Germany
« on: March 08, 2019, 13:44:41 »
As i wrote in the subject, i'm living in Bad Nauheim, a small town (32.000 People) in Germany, which most Americans just may know if they're interested in "Elvis", cause he lived here during his time in the army ;)
https://www.bad-nauheim.com/culture/elvis-european-home

I'm 60 (and although i'v been working for a US Company for serveral years, with a lot of visits to the US, my english is'nt nearly perfect - so i beg your pardon VCIF_ok)  -  and driving bikes for many  years (from my first Honda 650, which i don't even know the name anymore, to Honda sevenfifthy - in US called "Nighthawk" - Honda SLR 650, a lot of different scooters to Honda NC 750 S, Honda CRF 250 L, Honda NC 750 X..) but with a 18 Years Stop cause of family interests - and now actually driving a Honda CRF 1000 L "Africa Twin" (Colour "Tricolor") which i bought new in May 2018 (no DCT).

I'm not planing on going really OffRoad, but like the high Seatposition, the great supension, the fantastic engine, the look and the durability of my AT - in short terms:

I'm in love with my AT  VCIF_varaGrey ;D



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Re: Hi from Bad Nauheim/Germany
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2019, 19:18:36 »
Be welcome here at this famous forum.
Another German Rider, who hopefully shall be active in this forum.
Did you notice that we have the VIM in June this year in Denmark?
Would be nice to meet you over there.

Greetings from the South of Germany (Baden)
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Re: Hi from Bad Nauheim/Germany
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2019, 19:49:31 »
Did you notice that we have the VIM in June this year in Denmark?
Would be nice to meet you over there.
Greetings from the South of Germany (Baden)
Rainer aka meine dicke

Hi Rainer

Thanks for the Welcome - but what is "VIM" ?
And sad to say, but this year i have so many planings, there will be no time für traveling, .....

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Re: Hi from Bad Nauheim/Germany
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2019, 20:17:22 »
Just have a look here:

https://honda-adventure-riders.com/index.php?topic=740.0

Short version, VIM is an international anual meeting at the beginning of Varadero Riders and nowadays a meeting of Ex-Varadero Riders, Varadero Riders and Honda Adventure Riders such as CT- and AT-Riders.

But I´m sure that Bernard, the founder of VIM, will welcome you and he will have a better explanation for the VIM.

Information about VIM 2019 you can get at the frontpage of this forum. Just klick the introduction video or do it here:


Greetings from the South of Germany
Rainer aka meine dicke
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Re: Hi from Bad Nauheim/Germany
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2019, 09:25:55 »
Warm welcome in the family rofada  VCIF_salut
You've chosen the right bike  VCIF_ThumbUp
Do not worry with your English , we frenchies have very bad one   ;D yours is surely perfect

You can see all information about VIM our annual meeting as said by Rainer in this thread and annual information on the right section and front page

Do not worry, AT have some ease in off road, and sure you can find some ideas on this forum too . ;)
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Re: Hi from Bad Nauheim/Germany
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2019, 13:16:14 »
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Short version, VIM is an international anual meeting at the beginning of Varadero Riders and nowadays a meeting of Ex-Varadero Riders, Varadero Riders and Honda Adventure Riders such as CT- and AT-Riders.

But I´m sure that Bernard, the founder of VIM, will welcome you and he will have a better explanation for the VIM.

Information about VIM 2019 you can get at the frontpage of this forum.


Greetings from the South of Germany
Rainer aka meine dicke

Tnx for the introduction, Rainer, appreciated, lol.

And yes, another warm welcome, Rofada! VIM still stands for Varadero International Meeting, because our community is founded on exactly that bike back in 1998. VIM is organized once a year during the Witsun weekend (Pfingsten); this year in eastern Denmark. Check the VIM section on our forum, where you will find all further info's and details.

Like the ITT (International Transalp Treffen) on which I originally based the idea of VIM, members of our community (which also has spread over Facebook but with the 'core' clubhouse this Forum) are welcome on other big Honda adventure bikes (Crosstourer, Africa Twin) or like Rainer, on other bikes if you have visited VIM previously and changed for another motorcycle.

Enjoy your bike and or community (but I am sure you will, lol)
Founder of VIM, that's why I am in!
Join the Varadero International FB group:
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Re: Hi from Bad Nauheim/Germany
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2019, 14:04:15 »
Welcome from Strasbourg!  VCIF_salut
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